State ceremonies marking the anniversary, in Warsaw, included, among other observances, a Holy Mass, a reading of the names of the 96 victims in front of the Presidential Palace, and the laying of flowers at the monuments of President Lech Kaczyński and the Victims of the Smolensk 2010 Catastrophe.
Auto nostalgia descended on Warsaw, with old timers and legends of the road on display at the Fair and Exhibition of Vintage Vehicles. Fans of the four wheels had a chance to admire and even purchase some of the classic cars and their parts.
The work of anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski in the western Pacific 100 years ago still has big influences the science today.
Historians claim that DNA testing shows that the Polish nobleman who rose to fame during the American Revolution was intersex as his remains have genetic and biological female characteristics.
Among her achievements, Halina Konopacka, who always wore a red beret while competing, and had a model-like body shape, took Poland to its first Olympic gold in 1928.
Poles and Catholics around the world today commemorate the 14th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. A man instrumental to the collapse of communism in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe, and the establishment of a more progressive Catholic Church, JPII, as he was affectionately known, is still considered one of the best Popes to have ever lived.
The designs painted in a polychrome technique of patterned curtains and forest motifs were found at the magical 13th century Książ Castle.
Communism is collapsing. A young Roger Moorhouse is watching it all on TV, fascinated and inspired by Poland. He goes on to study Central European History with... Norman Davies.
After receiving a tip off, the director of Warsaw’s Royal Castle ditched his plans to buy the china and instead tracked down the portrait of controversial king Augustus III before he had been crowned. The purchase fills an important gap in the castle’s collection as it is the only portrait for which the young Saxon aristocrat sat.
According to legend, the founder of the Hasidic movement, Tzaddik Elimelech Weissblum of Lizhensk, comes down from heaven on the anniversary of his death and sends God their requests for health, well-being for their children and success at work.